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Wynter Holden

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    October 7, 2013

    5 Years of Sushi Roku, Eggs for Dinner, and Wine Wednesday This Week in Metro Phoenix

    All-Day Happy Hour at Cafe Bink Today Today, Cafe Bink in Carefree is celebrating the new season with all-day happy hour specials. Chef Kevin Binkley and his crew also will host a BBQ Pig Roast on the patio. The drink specials will include half-off all beer, wine, and well drinks, as well as a h ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Mesa's Evermore Nevermore to Close in December

    ​In 2009, Bob and Debbie Leeper brought their geeky sensibilities and steampunk addictions to Mesa and set up Evermore Nevermore at 127 W. Main Street on Halloween night. Two years later, they've decided to close up shop. "It is with gut-wrenching sadness and overwhelming regre ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Five Favorite Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix

    America's Taco Shop -- mmm. ​Talk about a tough choice. There's no way to offer up the whole enchilada in one post when it comes to Valley Mexican restaurants -- but here's a start. What's your fave? Tell us in the comments. Here are five of ours. 1. America's Taco ShopWe've sampled nearl ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Five Favorite Curry Dishes in Metro Phoenix

    Wynter Holden Yellow curry with chicken at Yupha. ​We're not trying curry favor or anything, but we feel compelled to share with you a few of Chow Bella's favorite curry dishes in the Valley. Some of our choices are Thai, others Indian. All are divine. Have some faves of your own? Do return ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    April 2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Wynter Holden Churn loves you​As we say goodbye to a beautiful April, let's take one last look at the new restaurants she left us with and the few that she took with her. Restaurants (and other Food-Related Establishments) That Opened in April 2011 Jesse James Ice Cream Parlor, North Phoeni ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    February 14, 2011

    No V-Day Reso? D.I.Y. Dinner Ideas for Tonight

    Who needs to leave the house? You can make these scrumptious crepes yourself.​I hate to break it to you, love birds, but it you weren't an early bird this year, you might have a tough time getting a last minute dinner reservation for Valentine's Day. I've heard that some local hot spots hav ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    2011 Top Food Trends: Home Cookin'

    flickr.com/creative commons/Daniel Semper​ Last week local chefs shared restaurant predictions with Michele Laudig, and Wynter Holden mused about her high hopes for Steampunk cooking to trend in 2011. Taking a look closer to hearth and home, here are trends we think will influence the way we garde ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Cookie Showdown: And the Winner Is . . .

    ​The Chow Bella team came out in force for our latest food showdown, this time a battle of holiday cookie recipes. Thank goodness somebody showed up with a gallon of milk! I had an entire plate filled with all kinds of baked treats, and somehow I had to taste through them all and pick a winne ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    2010 Redux: Best Food Battles

    All photos by Wynter Holden except #3 by Jonathan McNamara.​As we bid farewell to the year and look ahead to 2011, for the next two weeks Chow Bella contributors will bring you some greatest hits from 2010. We've already highlighted Carol Blonder's most memorable food-related books. Today, ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Cookie Showdown: Adulterated Mother-in-Law Macaroons

    ​ Cookie exchanges are a staple at every holiday office party, including the offices of Chow Bella. But the contributors to this blog are a cutthroat bunch, and with an inordinate amount of trash talk thrown about, our cookie exchange quickly became a cookie showdown. Check back here each da ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    April 27, 2010

    Ask the Critic: Do You Get Free Food?

    New acquaintances are always curious about the life of a food critic, and in particular, the supposed glamour that comes with the job. I can't tell you how many times people have asked me about getting free food.The truth is, I go out anonymously, and I always pay for meals I'm reviewing, using a co ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Thin Mint Showdown: Thin Mint Pudding Cup

    Jonathan MacNamaraIt's what's on the inside that counts...​One can never have enough Thin Mints. At least that's what we thought until Managing Editor Amy Silverman brought in a dozen unsold boxes to a recent Chow Bella meeting. If one must make lemonade when life hands one lemons, we theorize ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Club Candids: Phoenix Fashion Week Spring Preview at the W Hotel

    Adriane GoetzIn their spring best at the W Hotel in Scottsdale.​Phoenix Fashion Week 2010 kicked off Thursday night at the W Hotel in Scottsdale. Fashionable folks sipped pricey cocktails as they waited (and waited ... see Wynter Holden's review) for the show to begin. Check out the scene in o ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    And the Caramelpalooza Winners Are....

    Heather Hales​​As far as we're concerned, everyone was a winner Friday night -- sampling a tasty, creative assortment of caramels under the stars in central Phoenix, as Chow Bella and Smeeks celebrated our first-ever Caramelpalooza. Wynter Holden will parse the competition later this week i ... More >>

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    March 27, 2010

    Caramelpalooza Winners to be Announced Monday

    ​Big, chewy thanks to the chefs who came out last night to make our first Chow Bella event -- Caramelpalooza,co-sponsored by Smeeks -- a sweet success. (And showers of caramels on the fine folks from Smeeks, who worked so hard to help us make it all happen.)We'll announce the winners Monday here o ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Jersey Shore Parties, Pin-up Girls, T-Pain, and More

    www.mtv.comGet a fake bake like Angelina "Jolie" Pivarnick at Sandbar's Jersey Shore party tonight.​Colorful doesn't even begin to describe the eclectic array of inexpensive events on tap for this weekend. There's a candy-themed dance party at Afterlife that's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet to ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Arty Girl: SMoCA, ASU Art Museum, and the Heard Museum Go Off Tonight

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunshinecity/2337456192/Please, take your time to think about this important decision.​Life's full of tough choices.Tonight, Valley art enthusiasts have their pick of the litter with three big events happening at three different museums across town: Scottsdale Museum o ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Stuffing Showdown: And the Winner Is . . .

    ​One week ago, we gave you the first installment of daily posts in our special Stuffing Showdown, and now I'm here as the so-called celebrity judge to tell you which one of our contributors came up with the tastiest rendition of Thanksgiving stuffing. But I'm not going to tell you the winne ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Thanksgiving Weekend

    The Limit Club is scheduled to perform on Friday at The Firehouse in downtown Phoenix.​Turkey Day is almost upon us, which means there's five straight nights of drinking and debauchery ahead. There's gonna be plenty of fun and frolicking to be had starting tonight through Sunday, with much of it h ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    September 18, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Pirates, Psychobillies, and Creepy Bunnies

    The Bay Area's Nobunny will terrorize the Trunk Space on Saturday night. There are gonna be two kinds of people in the Valley this weekend: Those who can afford to go to Fall Frenzy, and those who can't. Given the $50-$60 price tag for tickets, its to be expected that a few thrifty types might consi ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    What's On Tap for This Weekend's Art Detour: Fixed-gear Bikers, Devilish Artists, and More

    The fixed-gear documentary Death Pedal is scheduled to be screened at Grandiose.

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    May 1, 2009

    What's On Tap for Tonight's First Friday: UFOs, Back Ted N-Ted, and DJs galore

    Someone better call in Mulder and Scully, because there's gonna be a UFO sighting going down during tonight's First Friday in downtown Phoenix. Or at least, that's what the people at the Firehouse (1015 North First Street) are saying is gonna happen. According to Firehouse artist-in-residence Michae ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009

    Geek Beat: The 10th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

    This weekend, we were torn between two potentially geeky boat-related events -- the traveling Titanic exhibit and the Rotary River Rally's Cardboard Boat Regatta. In the end, the Regatta won out because, barring some Anime convention or X-Men movie premiere, us geeks will naturally flock to the eve ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 13, 2009

    Arty Girl: SMoCA's Seriously Funny Stuff

    Being the avid New Times reader that you undoubtedly are (oh, you!), you've probably already heard of the opening of "Seriously Funny" tonight at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. If you haven't, just click here so my fellow writer, Wynter Holden, can fill you in.So, yes, there's an opening ton ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    What's On Tap for Tonight's First Friday

    Our favorite Friday of the month is upon us: First Friday. As usual, both Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue will be packed with plenty of culture lovers and thrillseeking urbanites during the monthly art walk. And as always, we've assembled a list that details what the various galleries, restaurants, ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Bounty Hunter: Make a Twilight Xmas Tree (for enjoying or destroying)

    If you're like me, then you take your tree-decorating seriously. When I saw the holiday themes out this year (if you haven't noticed, ornaments come and go in cycles) I was less than thrilled. Snowflakes? zzZZZZ. A lodge-style moose, lanterns and flannel ornaments? Seriously, does this look li ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    Bounty Hunter: Buy stuff today, get karma points

    This time of year, there's a lot of talk about thinking of others instead of yourself. Whether it's shopping for the perfect holiday present for your sweetie or picking an angel off the Salvation Army tree, there really is something to be said for the joy of giving. Aww, can't you just smell the...h ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008
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    October 3, 2008

    This Weekend: First Friday, SMoCA and Haunt of the Living Dead

    By Jonathan McNamara Another week has drawn to a close. Don't worry, we're not pulling a 32 post blog tour de force like last Saturday's Edgefest coverage. Nah, we're taking it easy. Here's where we'll be chillin' this weekend. Friday, October 3: First Friday Saturday, October 4: SMoCA Fall Ope ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008

    Podcast: Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix Continued

    By Jonathan McNamara Robert Pela revealed on Thursday that the freedom to pass gas without alerting his neighborhood's gossip hounds makes living in Phoenix a worthwhile venture even if the symphony sucks. Today, two other New Times employees have stepped up to the plate to espouse their love for t ... More >>

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    August 2, 2008

    Bite Me: Midnight at the Breaking Dawn release party

    By Wynter Holden It's minutes before midnight on Friday night and I'm packed so tightly against a skinny brunette in a hip-hugging black dress that I can practically feel the outline of her thong against my thigh. The room pulses with energy. The evening's long-awaited final act begins exactly as t ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    November 23, 2006
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    May 11, 2006

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    Current exhibitions, installations, and shows

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    November 10, 2005

    Slam Bang

    Video artists of resistance

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    November 3, 2005

    See Fido Fetch

    Big dog flight at Encanto

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    October 13, 2005

    This Year's Models

    Fast cars & chicks at Cricket

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    September 29, 2005

    Wing Ding

    Learning to 'fly

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    September 29, 2005

    Flight Club

    Stair masters do battle at Arizona Center

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    September 22, 2005

    Sin-sational

    BlackMoods rising

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    September 15, 2005

    Give Peace a Trance

    Good vibrations in Tucson

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    September 8, 2005

    Rolling Tombstones

    Texas trio back from the dead

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    September 1, 2005

    New Waves

    Seismic surfs the '60s

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    September 1, 2005

    Hot Dogs

    Dachshunds relish dash for charity cash

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    August 4, 2005

    Geek Chic

    Get your game on at HexaCon 15

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    July 7, 2005

    Space Cases

    Trekkies make a splash at Federation Pool Party

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